Project Purple in Italy – October 10th-14th 2024

Project Purple in Italy – October 10th-14th 2024

Event date: October 10, 2024
- October 14, 2024

Join Project Purple in Italy this Fall from October 10th through the 14th.

Enjoy an authentic Italian experience in the countryside of Italy with Project Purple and some of the leading pancreatic cancer researchers. We will provide all food, accommodations, experiences, and travel from Rome airport. This does not include airfare to Rome from wherever you are traveling from. Upon arriving in Rome we will head to the Province of Frosinone, about a 1 hour and 20-minute drive to this lush and wonderful region of Central Italy.

Here is what we have planned so far!

Arrive Thursday morning at mid-day

Travel to host hotel in Frosinone – welcome reception

Lunch provided upon arrival

Thursday night – Dinner & Experience

Isola Del Liri – Pizza and Truffle experience – taste some of the best Truffles in Italy along with traditional Neapolitan Pizza in one of Europe’s wonders of the magical waterfall that is in the center of Isola Italy. We will also have a researcher with us to talk about the latest in pancreatic cancer research.


Italian Breakfast

Morning trip to Pastena Caves


Afternoon – learn how to make traditional Italian pasta with Chef Valerio Giorgi – this will also include sauce.

Dinner – making the pasta that was created by everyone in the afternoon.
Presentation by pancreatic cancer researcher on the latest research


Italian breakfast

Tour a mozzarella factory – learn how mozzarella is made – watch as artisans make handmade buffalo mozzarella – taste samples of cheese  OR pick olives then bring them to the oil press to be pressed and learn all about the process of making olive oil – taste samples and eat traditional Italian snacks (local bread, cured meats and more).


Afternoon activity – tour winery – learn all about wines/ sample wines/ tour the actual place where wine is made

Hear from a researcher about the latest and greatest in pancreatic cancer research.


Italian breakfast

Hike- 6 ½ hours – Mount Cassino – Hiking around the battlefield of Monte Cassino
Monte Cassino battlefield private walks through ancient mule tracks. Hiking the Cavendish Road with original storytelling to arrive on the top of the impregnable hills defending Monte Cassino Abbey and the Gustav Line in WWII, discovering the bloody footprints of the soldiers and the hardships of the civilian escape.
Lunch will be provided on the hike.

Tour of the abbey at the top of the Monte Cassino.

Dinner – Celebrate the day as well as hear from a researcher.


Departure date is either in the morning or mid-morning – Breakfast will be provided. Transportation to and from the airport will be provided as well

…Experience all of the above while learning about the latest research in the pancreatic cancer space from some of the best clinicians in the world.

Come explore Italy with Project Purple in the Fall of 2024.


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